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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Loving the images on her blog … it is so my era, and an era that does not exist any longer. It evaporated along the way, and that was okay with me too when I was at the height of my young adult years. I have my own adult daughters now with adult daughters of their own. And then there is my mother. What a conundrum! So many different generations, each with their own ideas about how it ‘should’ be, ‘could’ be and then there is the reality of how it is. Although I’m not even sure that is a reality as much as thoughts not well expressed, not in context with the eras of past, present and a future not yet determined. Sometimes I think the passing era would have been useful to

Envisioning The American Dream

mother daughter cooking 1950s kitchen Vintage ad Reynolds Wrap 1954

Mid century mothers and daughters were clearly tied together not only by their apron strings but the same set of cultural expectations.  Not only did they share darling matching outfits but the same sunny enthusiasm for household chores.

And why not?

vintage picture Mom with crown refrigerator kitchen 1960 If Mom was queen, sis was certainly the princess! Vintage Frigidaire Refrigerator Ad 1960

The post war homemaker’s life was a breeze full of carefree living, going about her household tasks smiling as if she hadn’t a care in the world. It was a life of self polishing ease, a wash n wear world of no scrubbing no stooping no bending and absolutely …..no complaining.

illustration mother daughter laundry 1960s Vintage Ad GE Washer 1962

With everything so automatic, it was automatically assumed that like mother like daughter she’d seamlessly follow in moms domestic high-heeled footsteps.

Ladies Be Seated

vintage illustration mother daughter ironing Life was a breeze, sitting while ironing . Rhythmic restful…

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One comment on “Like Mother, Like Daughter

  1. sallyedelstein
    February 21, 2015

    Thanks for the reblog

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